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Obama's proposed firearms-related executive orders:

#1JIC XPosted 1/11/2013 11:57:48 AM(edited)
1) Direct the Department of Justice to prosecute more "prohibited purchasers" of firearms (i.e. felons).

2) Require Federal agencies to report mental health records, per the NICS Act of 2007.

Obama also wants the Senate to confirm a permanent ATF Director (the office has been filled on a temporary basis since 2006).

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We're not talking about a gun-banning order (or a high-capacity magazine banning order).
We're not even talking about an order applying new restrictions to firearms use or transfer.

The President is considering orders directing federal agencies to enforce laws already on the books.

So calm down!
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#2Le_CorbeauPosted 1/11/2013 11:59:46 AM
If that was all that was being done (and it most likely IS all that can be done through executive action), that'd be one thing.

Unfortunately, there's legislative action being proposed that's worse.
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#3Magus1947Posted 1/11/2013 12:03:12 PM
JIC X posted...
The President is considering orders directing federal agencies to enforce laws already on the books.

So calm down!


That sounds like something Canadian Hitler would say.
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#4JIC X(Topic Creator)Posted 1/11/2013 12:03:39 PM
Le_Corbeau posted...
If that was all that was being done (and it most likely IS all that can be done through executive action), that'd be one thing.

Unfortunately, there's legislative action being proposed that's worse.


I'm only taking umbrage at those (like Matt Drudge and a few posters on this very board), who seem to think that Obama is contemplating a unilateral gun ban of some kind.

...That's not even what he's asking Congress for, so he's certainly not going to try to do it on his own motion. And he hasn't.
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#5Visani_ChantePosted 1/11/2013 12:03:46 PM
That's just sad.

The White House made it seem like Obama was going to do something more than tell people to do their job.
#6JIC X(Topic Creator)Posted 1/11/2013 12:04:47 PM
Magus1947 posted...
JIC X posted...
The President is considering orders directing federal agencies to enforce laws already on the books.

So calm down!


That sounds like something Canadian Hitler would say.


Common misconception.
Canadian Hitler, like regular Hitler, speaks German.
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#7mystic belmontPosted 1/11/2013 12:28:59 PM
So he is proposing exactly what the NRA wants, I can't wait for them to try and stop it.
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#8TheRealJiraiyaPosted 1/11/2013 12:29:50 PM
Link, TC?
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#9JIC X(Topic Creator)Posted 1/11/2013 12:35:21 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/home/2013/01/09/biden-meets-with-gun-control-groups/1820393/

But the coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has called for Obama to consider several measures that they said could be implemented without congressional approval:

Step up prosecution by the Justice Department of felons and others prohibited from buying weapons when they attempt to buy them. In 2009, the FBI referred 71,000 cases to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), but U.S. attorneys prosecuted only 77.

Require federal agencies to report records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check Systems. Federal agencies are supposed to submit mental health, substance abuse and other records that prohibit a person from owning a gun, but few do, according to FBI data reviewed by the mayors group.

Appoint an ATF director. The federal agency charged with enforcing gun laws has gone without a confirmed director for six years.

So that's what Bloomberg wants.
And he's much more "extreme" on guns than Obama is.
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#10Magus1947Posted 1/11/2013 1:12:28 PM
JIC X posted...
Common misconception.
Canadian Hitler, like regular Hitler, speaks German.


I would expect Canadian Hitler to speak Québécois.
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